• Short Summary

    More than two hundred disabled men and women have been preparing at Innsbruck in Austria for their own Winter Olympic games, to be held next year.

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    GV Disabled competitors on mountain in Innsbruck
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    2.
    SV Blind skier on giant slalom track
    0.26

    3.
    GV Disabled competitors on trial run down slopes (3 shots)
    1.00

    4.
    GV Downhill racing in progress
    1.10

    5.
    SV Competitors taking part in cross country skiing (5 shots)
    2.13




    Initials WS/BB



    SPORT: SKIING

    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: More than two hundred disabled men and women have been preparing at Innsbruck in Austria for their own Winter Olympic games, to be held next year. Athletes from nine countries --- blind people, the visually handicapped and amputees -- took part in a general test of their abilities in Alpine and Nordic skiing events. Blind competitors depended on a lead skier to shout directions to them as they descended the slalom course or took part in the cross-country. For the first time in an international winter sports event, paraplegic athletes completed on the slopes at Innsbruck.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAEPZP54ATXI0RJRFYN98G84Q4M
    Media URN:
    VLVAEPZP54ATXI0RJRFYN98G84Q4M
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    29/01/1983
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:14:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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